An analysis of survey data from participants in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based Disparities Leadership Program – a yearlong executive education initiative designed to help health care leaders address racial and ethnic disparities in health care services – has identified five important strategies that helped participants implement successful projects for their institutions. The report from members of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, which conducts the program, appears in the June issue of Health Affairs, which focuses on issues of health equity.
The co-authors of the Health Affairs report are Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, Karey Kenst, MPH, and Thuy Hoai Phan of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center; and Lenny Lopez, MD, MPH, MDiv, University of California, San Francisco. Established through funding from Amgen Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a philanthropic gift, the Disparities Leadership Program is now self-supporting through program tuition.
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